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Jennifer Saunders to return to ‘Blithe Spirit’, transferring to Harold Pinter Theatre
Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit will resume performances in the West End, now moved to a new home for autumn performances. Jennifer Saunders will reprise the role of Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit,... Read more
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Christina Bennington and Jordan Luke Gage to star in ‘Heathers’ West End summer revival
Get ready for some “Big Fun” as the Heathers West End cast has been announced. Heathers will open at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June - 11 September, with Heathers tickets on sale now. Christina... Read more
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‘Ride’ transfers for semi-staged workshops at Garrick Theatre
The VAULT Festival-winning musical Ride will receive a West End premiere next month, as it invites audiences to two semi-staged workshop performances. Ride is at the Garrick Theatre on 21 June, with... Read more
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‘Vanara’ world premiere musical to open at Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire will be home to the world premiere of a brand new musical. Titled Vanara, the mystical musical will play at Hackney Empire from 22 - 30 October, and will be the first musical at the... Read more
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Full cast announced for ‘Happy Days’ directed by Trevor Nunn
Ahead of performances beginning next month, the full cast and creative team for the upcoming revival of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days has been named. Happy Days is at Riverside Studios from 11 June -... Read more
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Keala Settle to perform solo concert at Cadogan Hall
The Tony Award-nominated actress Keala Settle will perform a solo concert at Cadogan Hall this Christmas. The Greatest Showman and Waitress star will be at Cadogan Hall on 22 December. Speaking about... Read more
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Sandra Marvin and Le Gateau Chocolat to star in ‘Bagdad Cafe’ at Old Vic
The full cast for the upcoming world premiere of Bagdad Cafe has been announced. Ten cast members will take part in the Wise Children production, with in-person performances at the Old Vic from 17... Read more
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‘’Pride and Prejudice’ to transfer to Criterion Theatre
Isobel McArthur’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) will receive its West End premiere later this year. The all-female adaptation will begin performances at the Criterion Theatre from 1... Read more
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‘The Cher Show’ to tour UK and Ireland in 2022, directed by Arlene Phillips
A new production of The Cher Show will tour the United Kingdom and Ireland next year, following a Broadway production in 2018. The Cher Show tour will include a week at the New Wimbledon Theatre,... Read more
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Saoirse Ronan to make UK stage debut in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
After the Almeida Theatre opened its doors earlier this week, six more productions have been confirmed at the off-West End venue. They include Saoirse Ronan making her UK stage debut, the return of... Read more
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Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light’ to receive West End premiere at Gielgud Theatre
The Mirror and the Light will receive its West End premiere later this year, completing Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy of works presented on stage. The Mirror and the Light is at the Gielgud... Read more
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Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley to star in ‘Cabaret’
Following speculation that a West End revival of Cabaret was in the works, details on Cabaret have now been confirmed. Cabaret will now begin performances at the Kit Kat Club from November 2021,... Read more
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‘The Show Must Go On’ to be livestreamed globally from Palace Theatre
Ahead of The Show Must Go On! concerts at the Palace Theatre, the Theatre Support Fund+ will be livestreaming the final performance worldwide. The Show Must Go On! is at the Palace Theatre from 2 - 6... Read more
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‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ film to be released on Amazon Prime in September
The upcoming film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has a new release date. Previously, all dates were scrapped but now Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will now debut on the streaming... Read more
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‘Tina the Musical’ to return to Aldwych Theatre in 2021
The upcoming West End reopening date for Tina the Musical has been pushed back by a month. Originally scheduled to reopen from 3 June, Tina the Musical performances will now resume at the Aldwych... Read more
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‘Maggie and Ted: The Birth of Brexit’ receives West End premiere at Garrick Theatre
Michael McManus’ Brexit-inspired drama Maggie and Ted: The Birth of Brexit will make its West End premiere next month. Following a world premiere at The White Bear pub theatre in 2019, Maggie and Ted... Read more
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Family drama ‘Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough’ to open at Southwark Playhouse
Cordeila O’Neill’s new medical drama will run for a fortnight at Southwark Playhouse later this year. Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough performances will take place from 22... Read more
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‘Mischief Movie Night’ to open at Riverside Studios, with additional livestreaming option
After performances of Mischief Movie Night were suspended at the Vaudeville Theatre last year, the improvisational film show has found a new London home. Mischief Movie Night will now run at... Read more
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Justin Butcher to reprise ‘Scaramouche Jones’ at Wilton’s Music Hall
Justin Butcher’s Scaramouche Jones will be revived this summer in London. Butcher will reprise the title role in his own play, which is at Wilton’s Music Hall from 15 - 26 June. Set at the turn of... Read more
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Full line-up of ‘Wonderment’ headline magic acts announced
Sadly, we can’t perform a trick that’ll open all West End theatres with full capacity tomorrow. But, the headline acts in Wonderment: Magic and Illusion at the Palace Theatre will bring a touch of... Read more
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Kevin Clifton and Faye Tozer to star in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ at Sadler’s Wells
The complete cast for the upcoming revival of Singin’ in the Rain has been named, ahead of performances this summer. Singin’ in the Rain is at Sadler’s Wells from 30 July - 5 September, with a... Read more
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‘Come From Away’ returns to Phoenix Theatre from July 2021
UPDATE: An extended booking period for Come From Away has been announced, with performances now scheduled through to 12 Feb. 2022. Come From Away will reopen its doors to Newfoundland this summer, as... Read more
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Full casting for ‘Out West’ triple-bill of plays at Lyric Hammersmith
Ahead of Out West opening next month, the full casting for the three new plays has been announced. Out West is at Lyric Hammersmith from 18 June - 24 July, with streaming options during the run from... Read more
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Grace Mouat and Andrew Patrick-Walker to star in ‘From Here: A New British Musical’
The full cast for a new song cycle From Here: A New British Musical has been announced. Six’s Grace Mouat and Bat Out of Hell’s Andrew Patrick-Walker will lead the company, with performances at... Read more
17 May theatres can open
It's 17 May, which means indoor theatres and outdoor venues can open for socially-distanced performances
Today marks an important milestone in the Coronavirus roadmap, as England enters the latest step of unlocking the country to normality once more. As stated in the roadmap, live theatre performances... Read more
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‘seven methods of killing kylie jenner’ to reopen Royal Court Theatre in June
The Royal Court will reopen next month with a new season, welcoming back theatregoers after a year of suspended performances. Five productions will run as part of the season, including revivals and... Read more
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Full casting for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announced
Ahead of Romeo and Juliet opening in June, casting for the title roles has been named. Romeo and Juliet will play at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 17 June - 24 July, now running a year after it... Read more
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Sunset Boulevard concerts to be staged at Alexandra Palace Theatre
A new concert production of Sunset Boulevard will entertain audiences at Alexandra Palace Theatre for two performances only. The Tony Award-winning musical will return to the capital on 13 June, with... Read more
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Kevin Elyot’s ‘My Night with Reg’ to run at Turbine Theatre
A London revival of My Night With Reg will take place at the Turbine Theatre this summer. Kevin Elyot’s award-winning comedy is at the Turbine Theatre from 7 July - 21 August. Set in 1980s London,... Read more
Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah
Exclusive video: 'Constellations' stars talk about the multiverse, love, and returning to the stage
Can you explain quantum mechanics? How are you on string theory? These are just some of the provoking questions the casts of Constellations answer in these exclusive video interviews. The production... Read more
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre cast
Carrie Bawden and Declan Bennett to lead Regent's Park Open Air production of 'Carousel'
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced initial principal casting for the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which will run at the theatre 31 July-25 September. Carrie Bawden and... Read more
The cast of 'Joseph' at the Palladium in 2019.
Complete cast announced for 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' at the Palladium
Producer Michael Harrison has announced the complete cast for the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which will start performances at... Read more
Clive Rowe
Clive Rowe joins 'The Prince of Egypt' cast as Jethro
The Prince of Egypt has found its Jethro. Clive Rowe will join the cast as the Biblical priest in the Stephen Schwartz musical for a limited run. Rowe will appear in the musical, based on the... Read more
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'Be More Chill' to return to the West End for a limited run
The squips are coming! Be More Chill will return to the West End this summer for a 10-week run at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The musical will start performances on 30 June and run through 5 September.... Read more
The Broadway set of 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical," designed by Derek McLane
'Moulin Rouge' to start performances at the Piccadilly Theatre in November
Come what may! Moulin Rouge! The Musical has set its dates for a London debut. The production will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End on 12 Nov. with a press night on 8 Dec... Read more
Sutton Foster in 'Anything Goes' on Broadway
Sutton Foster to reprise Tony-winning role in 'Anything Goes' at the Barbican
She's the top! Sutton Foster will come to the London stage this summer in Anything Goes. Sutton Foster will replace the previously announced Megan Mullally, who has sustained an injury and will no... Read more
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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to reopen at Noel Coward Theatre in October
The West End production of Dear Evan Hansen will reopen at the Noël Coward Theatre this autumn. Dear Evan Hansen will resume performances from 26 October, with an upcoming performance dedicated to... Read more
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Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s ‘Mum’ to receive London premiere at Soho Theatre
The Olivier Award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm will present her new play in London later this year. Titled Mum, it’s inspired by Malcolm’s postnatal experiences, with performances at Soho... Read more
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Sam Yates to direct Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play at Hampstead Theatre
Ahead of this month’s opening of The Death of a Black Man at Hampstead Theatre, further productions have been announced at the London venue. Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play will run in the... Read more
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Full casting announced for ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ West End reopening
Ahead of The Play That Goes Wrong’s reopening next month, a new cast has been announced. The Olivier Award-winning comedy play will resume performances at the Duchess Theatre from 18 June, with The... Read more
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Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ to be revived at Lyric Hammersmith
A London revival of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane will run at the Lyric Hammersmith later this year. The Olivier Award-nominated play will first open at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre,... Read more
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Underbelly Festival to return this summer at new central London home
The Underbelly Festival will return to London this summer, bringing a world-class selection of cabaret, variety and comedy to the capital from 1 July - 26 September. The festival is also changing... Read more
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Paul Rider and John Sackville to star in ‘Staircase’ revival at Southwark Playhouse
Charles Dyer’s 1960’s drama Staircase will be staged in the capital for the first time in nearly 50 years this summer. Staircase is at Southwark Playhouse from 23 June - 17 July. Set in a barber shop... Read more
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‘Magic Mike Live’ to reopen in London in 2021
After Magic Mike Live performances were suspended due to the global pandemic, the production will return to London. Magic Mike Live will reopen at the London Hippodrome for an open-ended run from 21... Read more
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Kayi Ushe to play Simba in ‘The Lion King’, returning to the Lyceum Theatre
Ahead of The Lion King reopening this summer, the full cast has been announced. Kayi Ushe will play Simba in The Lion King, with performances at the Lyceum Theatre from 29 July and The Lion King... Read more
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The Old Vic announces new season, including ‘Into The Woods’, Emma Rice and Caryl Churchill
A new season of work at The Old Vic has been announced, confirming that the London venue will reopen its doors for audiences this summer. The season includes digital streaming, as well as a revival... Read more
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Theatres can reopen from 17 May, says Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Theatres have been given the green light to reopen from 17 May, as stated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a government briefing. 17 May has been an important date in the theatre calendar for... Read more
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Full casting for ‘Bach & Sons’ announced, starring Simon Russell Beale
The complete cast for the world premiere of Nina Raine’s Bach & Sons has been named. They’ll join the previously named Simon Russell Beale in the production, running at the Bridge Theatre from 23... Read more
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Windmill Theatre in Soho to reopen under new ownership from June 2021
In recent years, new London theatres have cropped up all over the city; the Boulevard Theatre and the Turbine Theatre to name a couple. But, a new venue has been greenlit in a matter of days, as The... Read more
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Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Midnight Bell’ to play at Sadler’s Wells
The world premiere of Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell will tour the country in late 2021. As part of the tour, The Midnight Bell will run at Sadler’s Wells from 4 - 9 October. The Midnight Bell is... Read more
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‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ musical adaptation to play at Shaftesbury Theatre
The West End premiere of Lady Chatterley’s Lover will play a limited engagement next month. D. H. Lawrence’s novel has been adapted into a musical, with performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 18... Read more
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Could ‘Cabaret’ starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley open in London?
A West End revival of Cabaret is potentially in the works, set to open later this year. In a tweet from Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley will star in... Read more
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Linzi Hateley to reprise role of Narrator in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
Linzi Hateley will return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for the first time in three decades, reprising the role of the Narrator. Linzi Hateley will star in certain performances... Read more
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Les Dennis to play Wilbur Turnblad in ‘Hairspray’ revival at London Coliseum
Ahead of Hairspray opening in London next month, new principal casting has been announced. Les Dennis will now play Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray, with performances at the London Coliseum from 21 June... Read more
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Young Vic to reopen in July, new season of work announced
The Young Vic will reopen its doors for live performances this summer, with a new season of work announced today. New productions include Changing Destiny, directed by Young Vic artistic director... Read more
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‘Matilda the Musical’ to reopen at Cambridge Theatre in September
Matilda the Musical is the latest London musical to confirm its reopening dates. Matilda the Musical will resume performances at the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September, with Matilda the Musical... Read more
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‘The Best of the West End’ to return to Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall will reopen its doors this summer, and upcoming programming has been released. On 21 July, audiences can expect an evening of musical theatre, as The Best of the West End... Read more
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‘Les Miserables - The Staged Concert’ casting named ahead of Sondheim Theatre opening this month
Ahead of performances beginning at the Sondheim Theatre this month, the full cast for Les Miserables: The Staged Concert has been named. The concert performances will run at the Sondheim Theatre from... Read more
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